Turnstyle, of Perth, Western Australia, are an indie quartet, made up of PJ, Adem K and Dean. Songs 'Spray Water on the Stereo' and 'I'm a Bus' received airplay on Triple J in the late nineties and made it into the Hottest 100 in 1999. They released 2 EPs, 3 Albums and multiple singles. Their album Turnstyle Country was Hype magazine's 'album of the year' in 1999. They supported many local and international acts including Guided by Voices, Trans Am, They Might be Giants, Ben Lee, Stereolab, Bikini Kill, Regurgitator, Custard and Jebadiah.
They Might Be Giants (TMBG) are an American alternative rock band formed in 1982 in Brooklyn, New York, United States by John Flansburgh (vocals, guitar) and John Linnell (vocals, keyboards, accordion). During TMBG's early years Flansburgh and Linnell were frequently accompanied by a drum machine. In the early nineties, TMBG became a full band. Currently, the members of TMBG are Flansburgh, Linnell, Marty Beller, Dan Miller, and Danny Weinkauf.
The Toy Dolls are a British punk rock band. They formed in 1979, playing their first ever gig at Millview Social Club, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, UK, on 20 October 1979. After a couple of gigs, vocalist Pete Zulu left to form his own band. He was replaced by Paul "Hud" Hudson, who himself left after a single gig, leaving Toy Dolls as a trio with guitarist Michael "Olga" Algar to assume vocal duties. This was just the start of the revolving door of drummers and bassists that would characterize the Toy Dolls line-up over the years.
Fishboy is a four-piece eccentric indie pop band from Denton, TX that began as the bedroom solo project of front man Eric Michener. He was given the nickname on a middle-school field trip after a dare to pluck and swallow a fish at the Dallas World Aquarium. Six years and several shoe boxes full of cassette tapes later, Michener moved from the suburbs to the Texas rock-and-roll Mecca of Denton with a handful of low budget recordings released by the close-knit Austin music collective Business Deal Records.
"Marseille Figs produce a sordid amalgam of inebriated bubblegum, hi-tone honky tonk, tin pan alley, free jazz and punk. Melodic, chaotic, and sometimes ha-ha funny, their repertoire includes flophouse ballads, big booming piledrivers and lost soul singalongs." Marseille Figs are:
Patrick Wilson (born July 3, 1973) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated American theater and film actor and singer. Wilson had been in 5 theater productions including "The Full Monty" and "Oklahoma!" and 14 Flims including "The Phantom of the Opera" which earned him international attention. In June 2005, Wilson married Polish-American actress Dagmara Dominczyk, also a Carnegie Mellon graduate. (He graduated in 1995 with a drama degree; she graduated in 1998.) Their first child, Kalin Patrick Wilson, was born on June 23, 2006.
Corn Mo (aka Jon Cunningham) is a singer, keyboardist, and accordion player from Texas. Known for Busey Boy, his songs are usually comedic with a bit of glam rock influence. He recently toured with They Might Be Giants and The Polyphonic Spree and has recently opened for Ben Folds. He is also a member of the band .357 Lover. Corn Mo has a personal Myspace page and a blog & official site.
Camper Van Beethoven is an alternative rock band that was founded in 1983 in Redlands, California, though the band soon moved to Santa Cruz, California. Camper Van Beethoven mixed elements of pop, ska, punk rock, folk, country, and acid rock into an eclectic, catchy and sometimes mysterious ensemble, years before the so-called alternative rock moniker came to mainstream attention. The group's trademark violin-coated melodies and their ironic take on American culture put them one step away from being a novelty act in the eyes of many critics.
Hank Green (May 5, 1980) is one of the two founders of the video blog project Brotherhood 2.0 that inspired the community of cool nerds known as Nerdfighters. Hank wrote many of his songs for his Brotherhood 2.0 videos. He and Alan Lastufka co-own DFTBA Records, a label that signs successful YouTube-based musicians. Both Hank and John Green continue to make videos and their joint YouTube account can be found at http://youtube.com/vlogbrothers. Hank's music can be found at http://DFTBA.com
Harry and the Potters are an indie rock band formed in Norwood, Massachusetts, in 2002 by brothers Joe DeGeorge and Paul DeGeorge. The band was inspired by the J.K. Rowling book series Harry Potter and were the first of many similar artists making music about the fictional boy wizard. They have released three full-length studio albums, Harry and the Potters in 2003, Voldemort Can't Stop the Rock! in 2004 and Harry and the Potters and the Power of Love in 2006.